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Military expenditures in the US and compared to Russia

Write a paper about 7-10 pages, single space about military expenditures in the US and compared to Russia (or any other country), Then we can ask how much military expenditure is optimum. It means beyond a point more military expenditures brings us no more security but less security in terms of not spending for education, health and infrastructure.
There has been a controversial and growing concerns in the recent years about the harmful effects of military expenditures in the developed countries. According to the studies conducted they reveal that these expenditures disrupts and worsen the balance of payments deficits, hinder economic growth and social sector. These effects of the military expenditures seem to have the adverse effect to the overwhelming majority of the poor and in general the whole nation (Aizenman, Glick, & National Bureau of Economic Research. (2003)).
This paper set to compare the military expenditure of the US and that of Russia. These two countries are among the world super nations and therefore it will be crucial to study trends in military expenditures over time. The paper will also highlight the effects of military expenditure on economic growth.
The chief purpose to study military expenditure data, is to clearly to have an appropriate way to identify and measure the resources absorbed by the military over time in various countries. The analysis of these expenditures data can also be used to judge the perceptions of governments towards defense and military strength. This then makes it easier to conduct an economic analysis of that particular country.
Military actions have various effects that range from the lives that are usually lost on the battle line to the huge level of environmental degradation that is noted in…...

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